Here are some of the best examples of Muslim architecture in Sri Lanka. Architecturally brilliant and historically important, these stunning mosques exude the diversity of the local Muslims.
These ornate places of worship are held in high regard by the locals and serve as places of awe and magnificence towards visitors. Many of these mosques have elaborate domes, minarets and prayer halls. Mosque designs in Sri Lanka has been influenced by Islamic architecture from around the world including Indian, Turkish, Egyptian, Arabian and Iranian. They serve as a place where Muslims can come together for their daily 5 times prayers (salat) as well as a center for information, education, and socialising.
Historians cannot always be absolutely certain of the precise dates when even some of these mosques featured here were first built. Yet for centuries prayer services are performed every day in them in the same manner shown by prophet Muhammad (PBUH) more than 1400 years ago. If you happen to be near them you might hear the call for prayer or Azaan five times a day calling the Muslims to stop what they are doing and be present for the prayers of the Almighty Lord.